A Sharp Dressed Guy…

mjscott2_300_600wHappy new year to all of you BBs out there! We hope you’ve had a fantastic holiday season. Today, I have a special guest for you, talking about a subject that’s close to all of our hearts 🙂 Welcome, Melanie!

Hello all, I’m very happy to be back in the Lair (thank you Christina and the Bandits for letting me come play again!)

AngelInArmani_300_600hNow that the holiday craziness is over and it’s 2015 (really? How is that even possible?), I wanted to talk about a very important topic…the impossible hotness of men in suits.  Now the hero of my first New York Saints book, The Devil in Denim wasn’t a suit fan. He liked jeans. A blazer, shirt and tie with his jeans was probably as close as you were going to get him to a suit for daily life (stubborn, that Alex). But Lucas, the hero of book 2, Angel in Armani is a surgeon. And he likes a good suit. 

I have to admit, so do I. Particularly on men who wear them well. There’s just something about a man in a well-cut suit that makes me a little week at the knees. 

It doesn’t matter if it’s pinstripes:




Or your classic [black/navy]


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I love them all. And don’t even get me started on the magical powers of a good tuxedo (I mean, just look…)

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And I have to confess that my heroine, Sara, has the same problem as me. She kind of falls for the gorgeous Lucas and his gorgeous suits before they’ve really ever had a conversation. Which leads to a little bit of trouble down the line. The best kind of trouble :D.

So how about you? What do you like to spot a guy wearing? A suit? The classic white t-shirt and jeans? Bad boy leather perhaps? Or maybe nothing at all….? 

Tell me and we can drool together. And to celebrate the joy of suits and the joy of having a new book out, I’m giving away two copies of either The Devil in Denim or Angel in Armani (winners’ choice!).

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  • Helen says:

    Is he staying wit me in this heat

    Have Fun

  • Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Hope you celebrated and have lots of plans for 2015! It’s lovely to be back in the Lair, so thank you to Christina for having me! It’s horribly hot here in Oz, so it’s a good day for hiding inside with the aircon and a cool drink and hanging out with online peeps. But first I must go look at those men in suits again 😀

    • Helen says:

      Happy new Year Melanie and that is just what I am doing inside with the air con on and a big bottle of cool water 🙂

      Thanks for those pictures they made my day

      Have Fun

  • Helen says:

    Hi Melanie and Christina

    I hope you are both staying cool and not heating up even more looking (drooling) over those pictures you put up 🙂

    I have to agree with you Melanie a guy in a suit is something to look at but then I do love jeans as well especially with a T-Shirt on a good set of abbs 🙂

    Congrats on the release I have the first one on the kindle I must move it up the list and get this one as well I have been looking forward to these

    Have Fun

    • *Waving back at you, Helen!* I’m at the beach so lots of surf and sand along with the heat here. Those men in suits look hot to me in every sense of the word!

    • Inside in the cool is the place to be. I’m about to top up my water glass with extra ice cubes. Though It’s clouding over, so maybe the change is on the way. Hope you enjoy Devil in Denim!

  • Mel, a hearty welcome to the lair! Happy new year to you and your gorgeous men in suits.

    I am such a sucker for a man in a suit! Don’t think I could pick a favourite, although Cary Grant is hard to beat.

    • Happy New Year, Christina! Very happy to be back in the lair. I don’t know if I can pick a favourite either. I had lots of fun finding the images for this post…though it might have slowed me down because I kept getting distracted by the hawt.

  • Jane says:

    Congrats on the new release, Melanie. I do appreciate a guy who can look comfortable in a suit. I see many men in suits on the subway during the morning rush hour and it’s a great way to start the day.

    • Hi Jane, thanks for coming by.
      That does sound like a good start to the day. I will admit to doing a bit of suit watching on the train too. All in the name of research of course!

  • Kaelee says:

    Happy New Year. What a great way to start it off looking at some wonderful eye candy. I like men dressed anyway they can be dressed. Variety is the spice of life.Take uniforms for example ~ they come in sports, military(combat and dress), police, firefighters and on and on. I used to love watching the guys at bat during a baseball game. One guy was really great as he gave a little bum wiggle. Ah the memories. If the guy has a great body he will look great in everything from his birthday suit to a tuxedo.

  • Amy Conley says:

    Hi Melanie, You know, it kind of depends on what sort of mood I’m in. Hey, I’m easy, just ask my husband, but put a man in a well fitting, well cut suit, and alls good.

  • A good suit is a wonderful thing, Amy. Thanks for stopping in!

  • Mozette says:

    I love a bad boy to wear a mixture of what you’ve described…

    white shirt and jeans, with the leather jacket…

    I know that sounds really biker like, but that’s my official bad boy signal… and make my knees go all oogy. 😛

  • Mel, welcome back to the lair and congratulations on the release of ANGEL IN ARMANI (great title by the way – did you come up with it or did the publishers?). Hello, Christina!

    Love a man in a suit! Hmm, especially a Regency rake suit. Do you know the fashion for wearing suits in dark, plain colours goes back to the Regency? Beau Brummell who still exercises an influence over men’s fashion was the first to declare that an elegant man appeared in black and white with a white shirt. Until then, the male of the species was almost more of a peacock than the female!

    Happy New Year!

  • Franca Poli says:

    I like a guy in jeans and T-shirt, and a leather jacket over. But I also like the men in tuxedos.

    • Hi Franca, sounds like you can join Mozette on team Mal. I think I’m partial to the jeans/tee/leather jacket look thanks to Tom Cruise in Top Gun. I was an impressionable teenager 😀

  • Mary Preston says:

    There is something delicious about a man in a sharp suit. I have looked twice when out & about in the city.

  • Bube says:

    A suit? The classic white t-shirt and jeans? Bad boy leather perhaps? Or maybe nothing at all….?
    All four 😀
    T-shirt and jeans,and leather jacket,suit,self-confidence,how he carries,is what will attract me to him 🙂

    Best wishes for tne New Year,all the best 🙂

    I love the photos 😀

  • Kimh says:

    Hard one, I love all, suits are hot, and nothing at all too
    Congrats on the books, love sports and sports theme books

  • Minna says:

    What do you like to spot a guy wearing? A suit? The classic white t-shirt and jeans? Bad boy leather perhaps? Or maybe nothing at all….?

    All of those work for me! And let’s not forget good looking geeks with glasses an pocket protectors. (Speaking of geeks, is anyone watching Scorpion?)

    • Hi Minna

      ooh yeah, definitely something about a hot geek. Is scorpion the one with the geniuses and Katherine McPhee. I saw a bit of one episode somewhere but haven’t gone back to watch any more. Good?

    • Debbie Oxier says:

      Oh, I love Scorpion! Walter is such a sweetie and he’s not bad looking either! Lol!

      • Debbie Oxier says:

        Keep watching, the episodes keep getting better and better as they delve into what makes these guys tick and more of their personal stories are revealed!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Happy New Year! I like a man in anything or nothing as long as he is built well and carries himself well. As far as clothing goes, I love men in uniform, suits, and jeans. I’m an equal opportunity gal.

  • Laurie G says:

    I’m a very casual person so I prefer men in jeans and sweaters or shorts and collared shirts/ t-shirts. Board shorts are fine too.

  • sandyg265 says:

    I like just a pair of jeans.

  • Okay everyone, it’s getting late here in Australia, so I’m off to bed, but I’ll be back in the morning and catch up with everone’s comments.

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    While I appreciated your examples, in my estimation, no one wears a suit like male model, David Gandy. He was born to wear a suit and according to him he’s more comfortable in one. He also looks hot in sweaters and with his shirt off. Oh, who am I kidding, the guy could wear a burlap bag and pull it off. Not literally, of course! Pull it off, I mean! I also love to see a man in T-shirt and jeans sporting a little scruff, looking like he’s put in a full day on the job. Can you tell I’ve been reading too many romance novels? Oh, well, it’s mine to dream . . .

  • Shannon says:

    At work, I’m surrounded by men in suits and uniforms. A well fitted suit worn with confidence is a wonderful thing, but a guy who clearly wants to be in jeans just doesn’t stir my heart. (Two hints: poor fit and scuffy shoes.) I know the black and white is the standard, but I really love the colored shirt with a carefully matched tie, which suggests the guy cares about looking sharp. At Christmas one guy had a pastel pink shirt with a rose tie with the words “Low an rose ere is blooming.” That takes guts.

    • Shannon, I worked in England for a few months at one stage and loved all the gorgeous colorful shirts the guys were wearing at the time. And yes,
      an badly fitted (or reluctantly worn) suit is not good. Unless it’s on a three year old cutie.

  • Maureen says:

    I think the jeans and the suits all look good on someone who is wearing them with confidence. Congratulations on the new book!

  • Patty L. says:

    Congrats on the latest release! I love a great suit but a man in a tux after the party when his bow tie is undone and top button loosened. Yummmm Sorry wiped up the drool.

  • Sally Schmidt says:

    A good looking guy is a good looking guy is a . . . sorry, daydreaming ;-). With Cary Grant and Sean Connery in that line up, who could resist the suits? The rest of them aren’t bad either. I enjoy the casual look, too, but I must confess I am getting a little tired of the “I’ll-never-shave-comb-my-hair-or-wear-clothes-that-aren’t-wrinkled-again” look. After a certain age (like my age group 🙂 ) it starts sliding from sexy to scruffy.

    Congrats on the release – love the title!

  • catslady says:

    I’m thinking it’s the men in these outfits that makes the difference and you had a lot of wonderful examples lol. A uniform is also very pleasing to the eye!

  • Hi Melanie –

    Oh- you hit my weak spot. I LOVE a man in suit. This whole “business casual” thing stinks to this voyeur. There’s just something that says alpha when the guy wears a power suit.

    Here’s my secret. I’m a CPA and therefore have to attend these boring seminars for continuing education to maintain my license. The speakers, mostly men, wear suits. I sit and fantasize. CPE was never so sweet 🙂

    Great topic! Great books!

  • Kim says:

    I like the suit and tie look. The actors in the pics also have the looks to go with it. 🙂

    • That would be lovely, wouldn’t it. Kim? Sadly we keep exporting our hot Aussies out of the country. Though I have seen Hugh Jackman in the flesh a few times. He once did a musical in a theatre very close to my old office and I saw him a few times walking down to work (once carrying a tux over his shoulder!). And I’ve been on a plane with him though he was in first class. Did walk through the airport to customs behind him! But all I could think of was that I probably looked horrid after 15 hours on a plane 😀

  • jcp says:

    jeans cowboy boots and a white or blue shirt

  • Happy New Year, Melanie! And CONGRATS on the new release! Can’t wait to read it.

    There is definitely something about a “sharp-dressed man!” Thank you for the lovely respite after spending my work day in the land of baggy pants and shopping in your pajamas. I work at Walmart and I seldom see a man in a suit, let alone one who actually looks good in one.

    The thing about a man in a suit is he must wear the suit and not let the suit wear him.

    Cary Grant certainly knew how to wear a suit!

    Gerard Butler looks great in a suit as does Richard Armitage.

    Sigh. SO many men in suits. So little time!

  • Caren Crane says:

    Oh, my, Melanie. You are always welcome, of course, but bringing men in suits was above and beyond the call of duty!

    I normally don’t go for the type of men who wear suits on a regular basis. I work around bankers, after all, so I know better. But I confess that I do love to see a man in a well-cut suit. They can certainly be head-turners! Even when you know better. *sigh*

  • Mary M. says:

    I like a man who wears his clothes well, and doesn’t let them wear him. Suits, leather jackets, jeans, nothing…. all good!

    All you folks roasting down under, come on up to Wisconsin, -10 F here this AM with a -26 F wind chill!

  • Hi Mary

    Brrrr, that sounds way too cold for me! Stay warm. Think of cute men 😀